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Domonique Ramirez (PICTURES): Texas teen beauty queen wins fight for crown

After the verdict, State District Judge Barbara Hanson Nellermoe ordered her crown returned and directed that Ramirez be allowed to participate in the upcoming Miss Texas pageant. Jurors declined to award her any monetary damages. Personal Photo

Domonique Ramirez (PICTURES): Will Beauty Queen Lose Crown After Weight Gain Allegations?
Domonique Ramirez (Personal Photo)

(CBS/KENS/AP) Looks like Texas beauty queen Domonique Ramirez is once again Miss San Antonio. Ramirez's title was stripped from her after officials claimed she was insubordinate and chronically late - and allegedly told her to "get off the tacos."

PICTURES: Texas beauty queen wins fight for crown

A Texas jury ruled Thursday that pageant officials breached their contract with the 17-year-old. 

After the verdict, State District Judge Barbara Hanson Nellermoe ordered her crown returned and directed that Ramirez be allowed to participate in the upcoming Miss Texas pageant.

Jurors declined to award her any monetary damages.

Pageant officials testified during the weeklong trial that Ramirez showed up to a bikini photo shoot overweight and made the pictures "unusable."

Ramirez had sued to stop pageant officials from taking away her title and chance to compete to be Miss Texas - and possibly Miss America

Pageant organizers have said 17-year-old Ramirez was insubordinate, overweight at times, and chronically late to events that required her presence, reports CBS affiliate KENS.

Linda Woods, President of the Board of Directors for the Miss Bexar County Organization, Inc., previously said violations other than the weight gain - such as having a dirty sash and broken crown - were bigger issues.

Woods said the final straw came when Ramirez modeled for a bridal show, despite being told not to by pageant organizers.

  • Edecio Martinez

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